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Medicare payments to docs: Here comes the two-month patch

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, December 17, 2009

All year, Congress has been trying to figure out what to do about the 21% cut in Medicare payments to doctors that's set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2010, the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports. A legislative maneuver would block the cut, but only for two months. The short-term patch is tucked inside a big defense spending bill the House passed, the Health Blog reports.